Luxury Experience Team ready for a day of adventure
We arrived early morning at Nascente Azul on a beautiful blue-sky day on March 21, 2019 and after exploring their options for adventures, we wanted to do it all, so wedid! Together with Gilberto and Regina Sacilotti, we were ready for our first adventure of the day to begin!
Adventure 1: Experiencing their Tirolesa (zipline). Measuring 492 yards or 0.28 mile (450 meters) in length it is the longest zipline in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, and after donning helmets, we climbed the steps to the top of the Adventure Tower to enjoy a panoramic view before taking our turn to grab a ride. While the maximum speed is around 37 mph (60 km/h) it felt as if we were flying as we zipped over the trees shouting and whooping with glee. Ziplining at Nascente Azul was so easy and oh-so much fun, as we basically sat in a harness while gliding along enjoying the ride and the thrill of the speed with the wind whizzing by us before safely landing on a platform.
Adventure Kid - Edward F. Nesta
Riding the Line
Multi-Adventure Water Circuit
Adventure 2: Next on our list of adventures was experiencing their Multi-Adventure Water Circuit, where we went ziplining over their lake and dropped into the water to cool down. We also tested our balance and dexterity walking on the rope and plank bridges suspended over the water. We started out by walking on the widest plank bridge and then progressed to narrower and more challenging bridges. While Cirque du Soleil will not be recruiting any of us anytime soon, we had a fabulous time challenging ourselves and were proud of the fact that we did not lose our balance and fall into the water.
Adventure Kid - Edward F. Nesta
Enjoying the Multi-Adventure Water Circuit
Adventure 3: After spending time resting and relaxing under the shade of a tree and enjoying a few snacks to fortify our energy it was time for us to head off on our final adventure of the day - snorkeling in their natural spring (Nascente Azul), however to do that we first had to trek to the top of the property reached by following our Nascente Azul Guide through a forest over a wooden walkway uphill past a stunning waterfall, where we stopped to admire the view as we made our way to the top.
Trek to Snorkel
Donning wetsuits, masks and snorkels provided by Nascente Azul we swam, snorkeled and free-dived to explore the crystal-clear water of the spring and observed the array of colorful fish below us, as well as taking time to appreciate the wildlife and natural beauty of our surroundings above water. It was a wonderful day experiencing nature and soaking up the sunshine while having the time of our lives at Nascente Azul.
Edward F. Nesta
Ready to Snorkel
Debra C. Argen
Good to Know before You Go: Zipline (Tirolesa) Requirements:
Individual maximum weight: 264 pounds (120 KG)
Minimum weight per individual: 88 pounds (40 KG)
Minimum height: 47 inches (1.20 meters)
Maximum speed: 37 mph (60 km/h)
Pregnant: Not allowed to perform this activity
Nascente Azul is perfect for all ages as well as for families (children age 2+ years and older) as there is much to do there including a lake with a sandy beach area, swimming pool, and play area for children. They also have a restaurant on-site for those planning to spend an entire day there. Adventures can be purchased as a complete package or may be purchased separately. As they are an eco-tourism site, they limit the number of visitors per day, so be sure to book well in advance.
Luxury Experience Team
Nascente Azul is open during the high season from 8:00 am until 5 pm, and in the low season from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Rodovia Bonito Bodoquena Km 22
Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul (MS)
Telephone: +55 67 32552297
See you under the water at Nascente Azul
Read more about our experiences in Brazil in the Pantanal and Bonito in the Destinations, Hotels and Resorts, Restaurants, Chefs' Recipes, Gastronomy and Adventures sections.
• Watch Adventure Kid - Debra C. Argen riding the zipline over water at Nascente Azul - https://youtu.be/vftiBJphtYU
• Watch Adventure Kid Debra C. Argen ride the longest Zipline (Tirolesa) in Mato Grosso do Sul - https://youtu.be/ks0SGlKg80o
Important Travel and PlanningI nformation
How to Get There from São Paulo
Azul Airlines flies from Campinas (VCP) Airport to Bonito (BYO) airport.The flight time is 1 hour and 35 minutes. Note Azul Airlines only flies to Bonito on select days of the week. Check their schedule accordingly. Flight time 3 hours 25 minutes.
GOL Airlines and LATAM fly from Guarulhos (GRU) International Airport to Campo Grande (CGR). The flight time is roughly 1 hour 50 minutes. To get from Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul to Bonito, you can rent a car. Drive time is roughly 3 hours 40 minutes.
Travel and Tourism information:
We used Agência Ygarapé for expert and professional tour information and booking our adventures. The agency has been providing high-quality, attentive service for tours, packages, accommodations, and transport services and more for over 20+years, serving Bonito and the Pantanal region.
Please visit their site for more information (site is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish): www.ygarape.com.br.
Agência Ygarapé is open daily from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm (and until 10:00 pm during high season).
Rua Coronel Pilad Rebuá, 1853, Centro
Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul (MS)
Telephone: +55 (67)3255-1733
Cellular: +55 (67) 99213-7374
For more information on Bonito and Pantanal, please visit: http://www.visitbrasil.com/en/destinos/bonito.html, http://www.visitbrasil.com/pt/destinos/bonito.html
Important Tips for Bonito and Pantanal
Bonito is focused on eco-tourismand as such they only allow a certain number of visitors to eco sites each day. Be sure to book your tours well in advance to not miss out.
For Water Sports (snorkeling), the sites request that you not use sunscreen, tanning lotions, or insect repellent to help keep the waters pristine.
Going hiking in the woods? Wearlight colored clothing as dark colored clothing attracts mosquitos!
There are no ATMs, only banks: Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Caixa Economica and Sicredi, so plan accordingly. Some small restaurants accept cash only.
Shops stay open late in Bonito usually until around 10:00 pm and most accept credit cards.
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